|Posted: 5/9/2013 4:10:54 PM|
Just saw in the walmart thread that someone had their paypal acct hacked because they were using the same password. Just wanted to pass on the info about the security key. I think it costs $5 (one time cost) and gives you an extra layer of security at paypal. When you go to log in, you press the button on the key. It shows you a 6 digit number, which changes every 30 seconds or so. You enter that number after your password to log in. If you can't get the key to work or if you don't have it you can enter some security info, so there is a way to bypass it, but if your security info is obscure it shouldn't be too easy.
|Posted: 5/9/2013 4:12:17 PM|
agh. Meant to post this in the nsbr. Will repost but I guess it's a good one for this forum too. With all the paypal users and all.
|Posted: 5/9/2013 4:24:28 PM|
Thanks for the info.
|Posted: 5/9/2013 5:28:40 PM|
Someone in nsbr posted that she is able to use her phone as a security key-it texts the number to her phone. So that's another good option if you don't want the actual key.
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|Posted: 5/9/2013 5:49:51 PM|Well thanks for accidentally posting this on the wrong board.
I never heard of it.
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|Posted: 5/9/2013 7:34:30 PM|
Yup, got one when they first came out. It only takes an additional second or two to type in the security number, and there is an "out" if you are away from your key.
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|Posted: 5/10/2013 7:18:14 AM|
Good to know. Thanx!
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|Posted: 5/10/2013 8:48:47 AM|
I use it. I got mine shortly after they came out. My paypal account had been hacked, so I got it.
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|Posted: 5/10/2013 9:37:21 AM|
I have it but I didn't pay the $5.00.
I got it after my account was hacked and someone bought a gift card to walmart.
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|Posted: 5/10/2013 11:14:53 AM|
Hey that is great to know - thanks.
|Posted: 5/10/2013 2:57:13 PM|
Thanks for the info! I just went and got my security key activated.
Loc: Near Pittsburgh, PA
|Posted: 5/12/2013 7:11:25 PM|
I've had mine for a long time after I had trouble with someone hacking my account. Never had a problem since.
|Posted: 5/12/2013 7:18:38 PM|
good to know since my paypal got hacked last week for the first time ever...have had it for years...and talking to Paypal was excrutiating! I had to get crazy cause after 16 minutes, they still weren't understanding the problem which was quite simple...my account got hacked and I wanted to change my bank info but there was a pending invoice for less than 20 bucks in there...they were acting clueless until I started using my upset mommy voice!
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